Karin (Boyce) Valdizan, violin and viola teacher, believes it is important to create a comfortable lesson environment where students are allowed to make mistakes and explore music without fear. Though easy-going, patient, and encouraging, she is also serious about musicianship and technique. Karin encourages her students to have input in their lessons, while guiding music selection and choosing appropriate technical studies. An instructor at MacPhail since 1998, Karin teaches at both the Minneapolis and White Bear Lake locations, maintaining a large private studio. She also teaches small group classes as part of the School Partnerships program.
In addition to her position at MacPhail, Karin is an active soloist and chamber musician around the Twin Cities and serves as second chair in the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra.
Karin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in music and German from Luther College and her Master of Music in violin performance from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend.
In observance of the holiday, all MacPhail sites are closed Saturday (27th), Sunday (28th), and Monday (29th).
The summer semester begins June 12. Registration is open for all classes and summer camps.
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